News and Updates July 12, 2018

Sereno Group Named Bay Area Top Workplace for the Ninth Consecutive Year

LOS GATOS, CA –June 22, 2018. For the 9th consecutive year, Sereno Group has been named one of the best places to work in the greater Bay Area by the Bay Area News Group in its prestigious Top Workplaces 2018 list. Ranking third in the Midsize Companies category, Sereno Group stands alone as the only real estate company to be honored since the inception of the award in 2010.

CEO Chris Trapani, along with his childhood friend and business partner, EVP Ryan Iwanaga, started Sereno Group with the hopes of creating a disruptive player in the industry, and a company dedicated to community. Since 2006, Sereno Group along with its 400 Realtor associates and staff has proudly served the Bay Area community through residential real estate sales and, most importantly, through the philanthropic efforts of their 1% for Good campaign.

“We are tremendously honored to be recognized as a Top Workplace for the 9th consecutive year,” said Trapani, “We have always strived to create a place where people feel good and understand the deeper purpose of our mission.  The recognition is a testament to the efforts of everyone within Sereno Group to be part of something greater than the individual.”

Sereno Group proudly shares the Top Workplaces Midsize Companies stage with Silicon Valley industry leaders like GoDaddy, 23andMe, Mission Hospice & Homecare, the San Francisco 49ers, and many more. The annual profile identifies the top 100 places to work in the Bay Area’s Santa Clara, San Mateo, Contra Costa, Alameda, and Santa Cruz counties. Originally recognized in 2010 on the small-size company list (50-150 employees), Sereno Group has received the recognition on the medium-size company list (150-499 employees) for the past five years.

The Bay Area News Group, which owns the San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times and other media properties, selects Top Workplace winners based on an annual survey of Bay Area company employees, measuring employee engagement, organizational health, satisfaction and company culture. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement.

About Sereno Group:

Open since July 1, 2006, Sereno Group Real Estate has quickly established itself as a market leader by continually attracting top producing agents in the Silicon Valley. During this time, Sereno Group has achieved the highest per agent productivity for residential real estate brokers in the counties it serves. In 2017, Sereno Group closed over $3.4 billion in sales, a 27% increase in volume from the previous year. Also in 2017, the company’s 1% for Good charitable movement donated $516,000 to local charities and community-minded organizations and Sereno Group was recognized as one of the top 50 most philanthropic corporations in the Bay Area. The company, which has been ranked the #1 Best Place to Work in the Bay Area for six years, now has nine offices located in Palo Alto, Los Altos, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Willow Glen, Santa Cruz, Westside Santa Cruz, and Aptos. The 350 agents of Sereno Group serve the Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties and points beyond. For more information, please visit: